Utah State downs Nevada 75-62

BY foxsports • February 10, 2015

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Chris Smith scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting to lead four Aggies in double figures as Utah State ran past Nevada 75-62 Tuesday night.

Jalen Moore had 17, David Collette 14 and Julion Pearre added 12 for USU (14-10, 7-5 Mountain West Conference).

Eric Cooper led Nevada (7-16, 3-8) with 14 points, Tyron Criswell added 12 and A.J. West scored 10 and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.

USU went on an 11-1 run early in the second half, extending to 58-39 on a 3-pointer by Moore with 14:45 to play. Mixing defenses, USU was able to keep Nevada out of the paint, holding the Wolfpack to 12 points inside. Ten turnovers by the Wolfpack helped the Aggies, as did five blocks by USU in the second half, nine in the game.

Moore opened with seven straight points and USU led throughout the first half. Nevada closed to within 20-19 on a 3-pointer by Michael Perez with 10:20 to play, but couldn't get any closer. Pearre hit back-to-back 3s to give USU a 42-33 halftime edge.

Utah State is 18-3 against Nevada in Logan, winning 13 of the last 14 contests.

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